Alien invasion

Other (objects, etc.) theme

Features aliens invading Earth or the protagonist's planet of residence, airspace or space territory, or is generally a major theme or plot point.

492
games
88
platforms

The first video game about Alien invasion was released in 1978.

Sega, 2K Games and Taito has published most of these games

Implied: alien menace, invasion (in case it's not by animalistic or lesser aliens)
In case of a "space game", this should be only used if the alien species is formerly unknown, as otherwise it's just the neighboring nation invading even if they aren't human.

Platforms

Windows 87
Linux 74
MS-DOS 31
ZX Spectrum 14
PS 13
Mac OS X 13
PS2 12
Mac OS Classic 12
X360 11
Atari 5200 10
Apple II E 10
C64 10
Memotech MTX 9
Amstrad CPC 9
Arcade 9
Atari ST 8
PS3 8
Atari 400/800 7
C16/Plus4 7
NES 7
Saturn 6
Tandy Coco 6
Amiga 6
BeOS 6
BSD 5
Xbox 5
Dreamcast 4
Atari 2600 4
Master System 4
Mega Drive 3

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